Cambridge hospital to cut energy use­

A top NHS hospital in Cambridge is planning to virtually power itself when it opens a new energy generation centre in 2015. The centre will provide heating, hot water and […]

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By Vicky Ellis

A top NHS hospital in Cambridge is planning to virtually power itself when it opens a new energy generation centre in 2015.

The centre will provide heating, hot water and electricity for the Addenbrooke’s Hospital, cutting the energy and gas it takes from the grid in half.

The plans are meant to make it more independent from the electricity grid, protecting the hospital from volatile energy prices.

Energy services company MITIE which will run the centre says it will save Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) almost 30,000 tonnes of CO2 a year.

The centre is expected to power Addenbrooke’s and its sister hospital Rosie’s for 25 years.